Showing posts with label cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cake. Show all posts

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tour de Dufflet 2014 Grand Prize Winners!

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A big round of applause (and a choir of bike bells) to the 144 cyclists who took the Eat More Cake, Ride More Bike challenge and rode the 2014 Tour de Dufflet during Toronto Bike Month in May/June!

Here are this year's lucky prize winners (drawn at random from this year's registration cards):

1st prize - Michael Buyers
$100 gift certificate from Duke's Cycle and a gift certificate for a small cake from Dufflet Pastries

2nd prize - Coranna Lee
A Dufflet cooler bag and a gift certificate for a small cake from Dufflet Pastries

3rd prize - Brian Wendler
A gift certificate for a small cake from Dufflet Pastries

Twitter photo prize -  Ani L. (@liu_ani)
2 coffee + slice gift cards from Dufflet Pastries

Dufflet Pastries has donated $720 to Cycle Toronto who were this year's charitable recipients of your $5 registration fees. These cycling advocates are a great group to support so please visit their website to learn more about what they do and how to become a member.

Thanks again for supporting Tour de Dufflet and Bike Month ... hope to see you all again next year!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

For your World Cup viewing parties - CHOCOLATE!

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The World Cup is an exciting thing, and (depending on which team you're rooting for) you may want to celebrate (or commiserate) with something sweet and chocolatey. Dufflet has you covered with fudge cakes and Clusterific!

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Dark and moist sour cream single-layer 6" chocolate cake with bittersweet chocolate icing and a soccer  decoration.


Milk Chocolate Clusterific
Clusters of cranberry pumpkin seed pita chip pieces, sponge toffee bits & rice crisps, in Belgian milk chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Clusterific
Clusters of caramelized cocoa nibs, toasted coconut & rice crisps, in Belgian dark chocolate. 

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mamma Mango!

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New for Mother's Day (and all the other days of May), the Dufflet Mango Charlotte.

Layers of sweet mango mousse are surrounded by classic ladyfingers and finished with a brilliant mango glaze. Full disclosure: I ate that slice after I took the photo. Sorry, but we'll make more (I promise).

Sizes: 10" large, 6" small
Price: $44 lg, $25 sm
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Insider!

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Available at all 3 Dufflet locations, and perfectly suitable for Valentine's Day (as if you needed an excuse!) ...

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle from the Queen of Cake®

Four luxurious layers of light chocolate cake, raspberry buttercream and rich chocolate truffle cream.

Size: 10" $44, 6" $25
Serve: Chilled
Store: Refrigerated

Avoid sadface and order in advance for next day pick up at any of our cafes!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

TBT - our original bakery!

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Throw-back Thursday: In 1980, Dufflet Rosenberg opened her bakery on Toronto's Queen Street West which two years later evolved to include a retail café.

(look at all that beautiful red hair!)
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Valentine Caramel Mousse Heart

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Available beginning tomorrow until Valentine's Day, we'll be offering 3 heart-shaped cakes for Valentine's Day (or birthdays, or just because).  

Here's a sneak peek at our Caramel Mousse Heart, with luscious layers of caramel mousse and moist chocolate sponge surrounded by cocoa dusted ladyfingers and finished with a caramel glaze and chocolate hearts. 

Available at all 3 Dufflet locations, please pre-order before Feb 10 if you want to pick it up on Feb 14! Size: 6", Price: $16

Coeur à la crème caramel
Couches de mousse au caramel et gâteau éponge au chocolat; glaçage au caramel avec coeurs en chocolat sur le dessus.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

dufflet holiday hours & ordering deadlines ...

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I'm dreaming of the sweet stuff, and you'll be dreaming too if you wait too long to pick up your seasonal treats for the holidays. Avoid sadface and take note ...

Holiday Ordering Deadlines:
- Orders for Tuesday, December 24 should be made before 3pm Monday, December 23
- Orders for Friday, December 27 should be made before 1pm Tuesday, December 24
- Orders for Tuesday, December 31 should be made before 3pm Monday, December 30

Retail Holiday hours by Dufflet location:

Dufflet Downtown - 787 Queen St. West - retail@dufflet.com
Sun Dec 22 12p - 6p
Mon Dec 23 10a - 7p
Tue Dec 24 10a - 5p
Wed Dec 25 Closed
Thu Dec 26 Closed
Fri Dec 27 10a - 7p
Sat Dec 28 10a - 7p
Sun Dec 29 12p - 6p
Mon Dec 30 10a - 7p
Tue Dec 31 10a - 6p
Wed Jan 1 Closed
Thu Jan 2 reg hours resume

Dufflet Uptown - 2638 Yonge St. - retail2@dufflet.com
Sun Dec 22 12p - 5p
Mon Dec 23 10a - 7p
Tue Dec 24 10a - 5p
Wed Dec 25 Closed
Thu Dec 26 Closed
Fri Dec 27 10a - 7p
Sat Dec 28 10a - 7p
Sun Dec 29 12p - 5p
Mon Dec 30 10a - 7p
Tue Dec 31 10a - 6p
Wed Jan 1 Closed
Thu Jan 2 reg hours resume

Dufflet Beach - 1917 Queen St. E. - retail3@dufflet.com
Sun Dec 22 11a - 6p
Mon Dec 23 9a - 7p
Tue Dec 24 9a - 5p
Wed Dec 25 Closed
Thu Dec 26 Closed
Fri Dec 27 9a - 7p
Sat Dec 28 10a - 7p
Sun Dec 29 11a - 6p
Mon Dec 30 9a - 7p
Tue Dec 31 9a - 6p
Wed Jan 1 Closed
Thu Jan 2 reg hours resume

Happy holidays, and thank you for being such great customers!
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dufflet CotM for December!

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The Dufflet Cake of the Month for December is: Turtle Fudge Cake (you're welcome)

Flourless nut cake layers filled with crunchy almond meringue, sweet cream and caramel; covered with bittersweet chocolate fudge glaze. (made without wheat or gluten, contains nuts)

On special December 1-31, 2013 at all 3 Dufflet locations

6" regular: $25, special $23
10" regular: $44, special $40

- Cake of the Month will be available on pre-orders via phone, email and in-person.
- In-store cake quantities are limited, so pre-order to avoid disappointment!
- Sorry, but no rainchecks or substitutions on this offer.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Hazelnut for the Holidays ...

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Mini Bûche de Noël in Hazelnut
Hazelnut sponge rolled with hazelnut mousse and glazed with hazelnut crunch milk chocolate ganache. (contains nuts)

Now at all 3 Dufflet locations
Size: 3"
Price: $5.50
Available until Dec 31st.

(also available in 10" large $44.00, 7.5" small for $25.00)

Mini bûche aux noisettes
Bûche de Noël miniature faite d'une couche de gâteau spongieux aux noisettes recouverte d'une mousse aux noisettes roulée et enrobée d'une ganache croustillante au chocolat au lait et aux noisettes. 

*contient des noix
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dufflet at Gluten-Free Garage!

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Dufflet Pastries will be on hand at this year's Gluten-Free Garage on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the  Artscape Wychwood Barns. There will be loads to taste and take home, so come on out if you're looking for the best Toronto has to offer in gluten-free foods!
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You can find more info at the Gluten Free Garage website (with an amazing blog) and via their Twitter.

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Hope to see you there!
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Dufflet loves Movember!

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Dufflet Pastries will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the November sales of each chocolate mustache pop and each mustache cake to Movember to help raise funds and awareness to combat prostate and testicular cancer.

Available November 1-30 at all 3 Dufflet locations:
- Belgian milk chocolate mustache on a stick, $2.00 each
- Single layer chocolate fudge cake with Mustache decoration, $13.00 each.

For more ideas on how to participate in Movember, please visit their official website at http://ca.movember.com/.

Of course, you can also type in the incorrect web address of movember.ca (like I did) and laugh at the page posted there. Good humour is good.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

make your halloween boo-ti-ful and sweet

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All 3 Dufflet Pastries locations have sweet stuff for your trick or treaters, whether they go out or stay in for Halloween. 

Look for scary butter shape cookies, ghostly brownies, and adorable decorations on our fudge cakes and assorted cupcakes - all made with natural ingredients and no artificial colours. 

Pick them up early to avoid sadface!
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR BREAKFAST!

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Come help us celebrate Dufflet Rosenberg’s birthday on Thursday, Oct 24 from 10:00am to 10:30am at our Downtown cafe location at 787 Queen St. W. (Toronto).

Dufflet will be offering free slices from her birthday cake. We’ll also be playing Drake’s new album “Nothing Was The Same” on the sound system because it’s his birthday too! 


(PS/ Drake - if you’re not too busy prepping for your show at the ACC, please drop by for cake!)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

dufflet-uptown on yonge to be closed for renos!

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Our Dufflet-Uptown cafe at 2638 Yonge Street (south of Lawrence) will be closed for renovations and redecorating on Monday Sept 23, Tuesday Sept 24, and Wednesday Sept 25

Uptown will re-open for regular hours on Thur Sept 26. (sorry for the inconvenience!)

In case of cake emergency, don't panic!

Please contact one of our other locations: Dufflet-Downtown (787 Queen St. W.) and Dufflet-Beach (1917 Queen St. E.) and I'm sure they'll help you out.

For hours and contact info, may I invite you to click on this link which will whisk you back to our main website?
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cake Happy Hour for more hours!

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Desperate for more cake? Every Wednesday at all 3 Dufflet locations, Cake Happy Hour is now an hour longer! Indulge in 2 for 1 cake slices from 2pm to 7pm, for eat-in or take-out.

You're welcome!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dufflet-Beach extended hours during Beaches Jazz Festival!

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Open late for your jazz snacking needs! Dufflet-Beach (1917 Queen Street East, east of Woodbine) will be open late this weekend to help you enjoy the Beaches International Jazz Festival!

Extended hours:
Thursday July 25th  9am - 10pm
Friday July 26th  9am - 10pm
Saturday July 27th  10am - 11pm

Keep your eyes open for our adorable Jazz cupcakes, perfectly suitable for eating in our dining room or toting along for a sidewalk munch.

FYI Road Closure: During Beaches Jazz StreetFest, on the nights of Thursday July 25th, Friday July 26th, and Saturday July 27th, Queen Street E. will be closed from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm nightly. The north / south streets of Waverley Ave., Wineva Ave., and Lee Ave. will remain open throughout the evening.

For more details and a list of performers, visit http://www.beachesjazz.com/ and on Twitter @beachesjazz

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

beach bia chalk the walk contest...


Dufflet-Beach (1917 Queen Street East) and neighbour Ella Minnow Children's Bookstore have teamed up to create a beautiful and awesome entry for the Beach BIA Sidewalk Chalk Contest.

Dufflet staffer Kylee created the art (with input from Ella Minnow's Yvette) because what could possibly be sweeter on the beach than delish snacks from Dufflet and cool reads from Ellaminnow?

If you're walking along Queen Street East, look down for more creations from area shops east of Woodbine.


Beach BIA reps will be judging the contestants tomorrow at noon, so wish us luck!
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Friday, July 12, 2013

sweetly seasonal golden cake

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Dufflet Golden Cake

Our most popular wedding cake flavour, now available for a limited time as a special order in family size!  


White sponge layered with fresh strawberries and buttercream with a hint of orange liqueur.  

Size: 9"  
Price: $44.00

Because we only make these for the weekend, you must pre-order this cake before noon on a Wednesday for Saturday or Sunday pick-ups.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

pride run, piece of cake!

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Dufflet Pastries has been a proud sponsor of the Pride and Remembrance Run in Toronto for many years. We've uploaded some pix of our table, manned by Bobby and Nedra, where runners were treated to cherry peach upside down cakes, brownies, chocolate banana cake and cupcakes.

Check out our photos up on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/tourdedufflet/sets/72157634453496124/

Congrats to http://priderun.org/ organizers and to the runners and walkers who helped raise funds for local LGBT charities.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

pink + velvet = pride 2013

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Dufflet celebrates Toronto Pride with a special offer exclusively at our Downtown location (787 Queen Street West). From June 22 - 30 you can save $2 off a 9” or $1 off a 6” Pink Velvet Cake.

Red Velvet cakes are famous for being ... well, famous!

Earliest recipes originate from the southern U.S. and use everything from beet juice to artificial food dyes to enhance their ruddy hue under a blanket of white frosting.

Dufflet reinvents this come-back classic via natural food chemistry (cocoa, cinnamon and buttermilk) to create her magical Pink Velvet Cake.

Moist sheets of spicy, cocoa enriched cake are layered with a sweet cream cheese icing that is naturally tinted pink - no artificial colours, no preservatives!

Dufflet Pastries is also an annual sponsor at the Pride and Remembrance Run, Saturday June 29th. For more info, please check their website at priderun.org

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